February 2009 - the day the world goes digital.

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Funky Munky, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Funky Munky

    Funky Munky G.I. Formers & Trans-Joe TFW2005 Supporter

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    I hope:

    Transformers on Blue-Ray

    G1 Post Rebirth available with English dubs.

    Feb. 2009- a sign of the times?
     
  2. Creaky

    Creaky King of Puppies

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    huh?
     
  3. jourdo

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    I'd have to agree with this.
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I think he might've meant to put this in TFGD.
     
  5. Reeds

    Reeds Q-Wing Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    February is a month. fyi
     
  6. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Heheh.

    February 17th is when I go digital.

    It's also my birthday. :D 
     
  7. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    February is the month that I stop watching TV except for DVDs and video games.

    By the way, February 1st? Yeah, it's my birthday. Thirty-five years of quality.:lol 
     
  8. Funky Munky

    Funky Munky G.I. Formers & Trans-Joe TFW2005 Supporter

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    I believe it means analog will no longer exist/be considered obsolete.
     
  9. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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  10. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    The digital transition only applies to Over The Air broadcasts, so it won't be affecting any other services. Basically people who use OTA antennas and don't have either a TV with an integrated digital tuner or a digital converter box will no longer be able to see their programming in most areas. There are still going to be a few smaller broadcast stations that will be allowed to broadcast in the analog bandwidth, so it's not going away completely.
     
  11. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    People still watch TV? Like, from an antenna?
     
  12. Doug

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    Yeah I will miss the old TV antennas people had outside of their houses.
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Hell yeah man, it's going to be a good month. I may have to finally get a PS3 and do it rite
     
  14. Funky Munky

    Funky Munky G.I. Formers & Trans-Joe TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not necessarily.

    In some ways, I will miss analog. The old 5-band graphic equilizers on desktop units where the CD/cassette players were one.

    Remember the days when you had to change the channel by flipping the knob? People were thinner back then.

    I personally never liked the remote due to the buttons being too small. The only purpose a remote has is for the commands the console doesn't have. I have no problem walking up to a TV and shedding a calorie or two.
     
  15. Chaos Muffin

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    Good times. Our tv was a floor model with only 4 stations so I just sat on the floor alot instead of the couch. I was a chubby boy
    Plus I was the Atari dj

    I think it was adjusting the rabbit ears that made us get up so much, or tweaking the foil
     
  16. Funky Munky

    Funky Munky G.I. Formers & Trans-Joe TFW2005 Supporter

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    Really? What 4 channels?
     
  17. Thorns2010

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    Let me guess......NBC, ABC, CBS, and PBS
     
  18. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    ^^ this. kids today have NO idea.
     
  19. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    The day the "World" goes digital? Down here they've backed off the analogue shutdown until 2011, I believe.
     
  20. Rodentus prime

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    In the Uk the switchover is being phased in in different areas between 2007 and 2012! I wish they'd get a move on, current reception of digital where I am isn't very good and needs boosting.
     

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